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Gimli's First Meat Order

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So I was finally able to order from the supplier I found that delivers (for free!),. I bought: 20lbs of beef heart, 10lbs of salmon heads (I screamed like a little girl) and 15lbs of a chunky raw beef/chicken mix (has bone, organ, skin and muscle meat) for the cats to transition. I have so much chunky mix, it will last for MONTHS since the girls are still being picky about transitioning. I'm adding little warmed up bits to their food and they aren't touching it. So I need to figure out something to help, if there is one, the cats are maddening sometimes!

 

I also posted about my order on Facebook like the strange person I am, and an old friend from high school that I'm still in touch with offered me her chest freezer, totally free. It's the size of a dryer, she said, so I'm picking it up this weekend. Soooo thrilled, I ran out of room in my small apartment fridge freezer.

 

Also, do I need to freeze the salmon heads for a month? She said they were fresh, not previously frozen. 

 

Anyway, ze pictures. Gimli's face at the end is all "Mom, where's my meat?!?!" LOL

 

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NO.....just....no....*sob*

 

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Beef heart thawing in sink

 

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Chunky mix for cats

 

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The freezer, pre-turkey necks. I didn't feel like portioning tonight after all the running around I did today, so they'll go in tomorrow.

 

 

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Inspecting "his" order

 

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When I saw these boxes in her trunk, I was like "Oh crap!" because I didn't think I could fit it all. I still have to fit in 10lbs of turkey necks.

 

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Mr Spoiled Rotten himself. This is totally be one of my next tattoos!


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The new freezer is definitely needed.Lol
I wish I could find some salmon like that.
I've been told its best to freeze it for a month before feeding, but I wonder if it depends on where its from. I guess if there is any doubt and you have the space it wouldn't hurt to keep them in the freezer to be safe.

My cats were/are picky too. I started by slowly mixing in the grounds(muscle, organ and bone) with their instinct cans and pre made frozen.They are getting better. Now they eat bigger chunks and organs, but no bones yet. But they get angry if they don't get their meat now.:)

Love the pic of Gimli!
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I would absolutely freeze the salmon for a minimum of 30 days

 

Congrats on the score!!


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I'll freeze the, I think she said they were west coast salmon, but I'm not going to take a chance and make him sick. The need heart finally thawed enough for me to bag it and put it in the fridge until I can portion it. Going to try adding a little to a chicken thigh tonight and see how he makes out. He was having a weird poo today after normal ones for the last little while, but had a little runny poo with some firm chunks. And then had to stop twice for nothing but a little mucous. So I'm proceeding with caution here with the beef.

And the freezer is a maybe. I don't have friends with trucks and while it's small, it may not fit in my mom's Rav4. Crossing fingers, my freezer is almost full ams I still have to fit in turkey necks and the beef heart.

Thanks Pixel! He's my expressive face monster.

Thanks Jon, I'm set for proteins for a while aside from grabbing chicken or Turkey as his main staples. I just hope I didn't overdo it, I spent $90 and have about 60lbs of meat!
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Ummmmmmmm, crap. Everyone pray to jeebus that I can fit that freezer in my mom's Rav4. 

 

 

Because:

 

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A full freezer is kinda a good problem to have! Just means you have to get a new one to fit it all! Which you've got lined up! 


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Yeah, I went overboard, but at least I don't have to worry about need or fish for now. Just my main staples, like turkey and chicken and some pork. Shane gave me a wtf face when he saw the freezer, lol! The new freezer is 35x30x23, so I'm praying that'll fit in the back of my mom's Rav4. She has to drive an hour to Toronto with it, too. I wish I had a truck!

He had three small chunks of beef last night with his thigh, and then begged me to go out earlier at 930pm and had a runny pop. His poothis morning was firm with mucous, so I'll try more beef on Sunday.

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Give him 1/2 the amount of beef you gave this past time and go from there. If he does well with it, start to increase it slowly. 



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Thanks, I did that. Gave him two smaller chunks than yesterday and a turkey neck. We'll see how his poop is, though it looked pretty good this morning aside from a little mucous. I could tell there was beef in there, some darker pieces. His poop the night before was pure chicken squish!

 

And so far, the freezer looks like a go. My mom is measuring the back of her SUV. 35 x 30 x 23.5 isn't that big, but it is when you don't have a pickup! :P


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We have our "new" freezer! 

 

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^My mom and sister picked it up and drove it one hour to Toronto. I imagine there was much swearing during this process, because that's how my family rolls! :P

 

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Oh, hi there extra space!

 

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I was the only one injured, when Shane crunched my ankle between the damn freezer and the stairs, and then in true Deb fashion, managed to drop a frozen 1 lb bag of frozen chunk meat on it when transferring the meat to the freezer. It is no wonder Shane nicknamed me "Deb Disaster"

 

What I do for raw <3


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Woot!!!! Glad you've got another freezer now...I tend to collect them now LOL


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Yeah, though no more space or need for any more now, thankfully. My body can't handle that again ahaha

 

 

Don't mind the hairy legs. I'm Canadian :P


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I'm an American and my legs look like that on a regular basis LOL :P


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Girl gotta stay warm!


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Glad I'm not the only one! Good thing the guys don't care ... Or they do, but just put up with it! :)

Congrats on the new freezer! I just put my 48 lbs of chicken in our upright freezer ... Hubby isn't going to want to share more than half of our freezer, since the house one is so tiny ... Looks like we may be getting another, if I get some good scores on meat! My friend has offered to store any overflow in her gigantic upright freezer, so that's helpful too! Maybe we'll just mooch off of her for a while, until I get lucky and make a huge score. :D
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